‘During our Wednesday enrichment sessions, we were lucky enough to have two successful entrepreneurs come to Bentley Wood and speak of their journey to the Year 12 and 13 students. We heard from Aaron Chatterley, CEO of feelunique.com, Europe’s largest online beauty retailer and Marcel Knobil, the founder of VeryFirstTo Creative and Commercial Communications La web business which enables individuals to be the first to know about and have newly launched luxury products and experiences. The entrepreneurs spoke about their academic experience and how they got to where they are as successful businessmen. Their story of perseverance and determination despite not being great academics inspired the students to strive to do their best in school and work hard which has the resounding message from both entrepreneurs: we have to work hard to get where we want to be. Students also had the priceless opportunity to ask questions and receive great tips and advice, from employability skills to the degrees needed for a successful business.
This was a great experience for the students and certainly enriching! We would like to thank Miss Bedlow for arranging the speakers and the Head Girl Team for hosting the event. We hope to have more events like this in the future.’
Aisha (Year 13)